PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring offerings of telephone + online peer support + wellness activities! 

WE ARE PEER FOR YOU!

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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

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CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 2 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 2 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 2 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

GPC – Gender Pathways Clinic – Parent Group for Nonbinary/Trans/Gender Expansive – 1st & 3rd Mondays @ Online
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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GPC (Gender Pathways Clinic) with Kaiser Permanente presents

Parent / Guardian Support Group

FREE.  Registration required, details below.

Come and meet with other parents of trans / non-binary  / gender-expansive kids in a group facilitated by a GPC (Gender Pathways Clinic) social worker! Lisa Smith, LCSW.

Bring your questions, your struggles, and your victories!

 

When:

The 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 5:30-7pm PST

 

How:

Virtual meeting through Microsoft Teams (Call to register and get info)

 

To Register:

Contact Lisa Smith, LCSW by phone at (503) 331-6374

 

Cost:

No charge, but registration is required.

 

GPC = Gender Pathways Clinic

https://www.genderpathways.org/

(503) 331-6374

Website excerpt(s) as of 2021 Jun 16:

Gender Pathways Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic committed to providing equitable, compassionate, and high-quality care for our transgender and nonbinary members. Our clinic is a welcoming, safe environment for members of all ages.

Aug
3
Tue
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 3 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 3 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 3 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
4
Wed
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 4 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 4 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 4 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer and Family Support via Live Chat – Wednesdays @ online via zoom
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Join us for a live, weekly chat about common issues and questions facing burn survivors and their loved ones.

Every week, Peer Support Chat offers a vital connection to the burn community for burn survivors and family members. In this online conversation, moderated by trained peer supporters, participants from all over the world can address questions and concerns about burn recovery.

Peer Support Chat is hosted on Facebook every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 pm EST. / & 6-7:30 am PST

How do I join?

You must request to join the Peer Support Chat Facebook group to participate in chat. You may send a request at anytime, but requests will only be approved between 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (EST). The group is “closed,” which means all members must be approved by Chat Moderators. When you request to join, you’ll be asked basic questions about your connection to the burn community. This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed.

 

Aug
5
Thu
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 5 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 5 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 5 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
6
Fri
CBIRT – Center on Brain Injury Research and Training at University of Oregon – Safe Kids Virtual Academy – Register Now! – Summer 2021 @ Online Via Zoom
Aug 6 all-day

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Center on Brain Injury & Training

 

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Safe Kids Virtual Academy

CBIRT has partnered with Safe Kids Washington, Washington DSHS, and the TBI Council of Washington to bring this free summer activity! Teens aged 13-18 years old will learn car and driver safety, how to stay safe and keep their friends safe when biking, skateboarding, swimming, playing sports and much more, including how to pick the right helmet and how to wear it the right way. There will be fun games, a grand prize drawing, and lots of chances to win prizes like Starbucks and Amazon gift cards! 

Safe Kids Academy 3-5 year olds June 19, 2021 9am – 1pm (PST)

Safe Kids Academy 6-12 year olds June 25, 2021 12pm – 4pm (PST)

Safe Kids Academy 13-18 year olds, July 9, 2021 12pm – 4pm (PST)

Safe Kids Academy 13-18 year olds July 24, 2021 12pm – 4pm (PST)

Safe Kids Academy 6-12 year olds, August 6, 2021 12pm – 4pm (PST)

Safe Kids Academy 3-5 year olds August 21, 2021 9am – 1pm (PST)

 

To attend any of these dates and times, check the registration page 

https://tbieventsportal.org/#safekids

 

CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 6 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 6 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
7
Sat
GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 7 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
8
Sun
GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 8 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
9
Mon
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 9 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 9 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 9 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
10
Tue
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 10 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 10 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 10 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
11
Wed
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 11 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 11 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 11 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer and Family Support via Live Chat – Wednesdays @ online via zoom
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Join us for a live, weekly chat about common issues and questions facing burn survivors and their loved ones.

Every week, Peer Support Chat offers a vital connection to the burn community for burn survivors and family members. In this online conversation, moderated by trained peer supporters, participants from all over the world can address questions and concerns about burn recovery.

Peer Support Chat is hosted on Facebook every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 pm EST. / & 6-7:30 am PST

How do I join?

You must request to join the Peer Support Chat Facebook group to participate in chat. You may send a request at anytime, but requests will only be approved between 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (EST). The group is “closed,” which means all members must be approved by Chat Moderators. When you request to join, you’ll be asked basic questions about your connection to the burn community. This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed.

 

Aug
12
Thu
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 12 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 12 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 12 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
13
Fri
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 13 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 13 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

logo

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
14
Sat
GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 14 all-day

logo

Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

logo

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
15
Sun
GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 15 all-day

logo

Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

logo

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Aug
16
Mon
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 16 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 16 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 16 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

GPC – Gender Pathways Clinic – Parent Group for Nonbinary/Trans/Gender Expansive – 1st and 3rd Mondays
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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GPC (Gender Pathways Clinic) with Kaiser Permanente presents

Parent / Guardian Support Group

FREE.  Registration required, details below.

Come and meet with other parents of trans / non-binary  / gender-expansive kids in a group facilitated by a GPC (Gender Pathways Clinic) social worker! Lisa Smith, LCSW.

Bring your questions, your struggles, and your victories!

 

When:

The 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 5:30-7pm PST

 

How:

Virtual meeting through Microsoft Teams (Call to register and get info)

 

To Register:

Contact Lisa Smith, LCSW by phone at (503) 331-6374

 

Cost:

No charge, but registration is required.

 

GPC = Gender Pathways Clinic

https://www.genderpathways.org/

(503) 331-6374

Website excerpt(s) as of 2021 Jun 16:

Gender Pathways Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic committed to providing equitable, compassionate, and high-quality care for our transgender and nonbinary members. Our clinic is a welcoming, safe environment for members of all ages.

Aug
17
Tue
CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Aug 17 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Aug 17 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Aug 17 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

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Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

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Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

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